July 7th, 2004

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1982 in a nut shell



In 1982 (the year you were born)


Ronald Reagan is president of the US


The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight


Actor John Belushi is found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel


Automobile manufacturer John Delorean is arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine


The first artificial heart is implanted in American Barney Clark


The Cable News Network, or CNN, is launched


750,000 people rally against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park


Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer


The first computer virus, written by Rich Skrenta, escapes into the wild


Kirsten Dunst and Elisha Cuthbert are born


St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series


San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XVI


New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the top grossing film


Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance, later hospitalized with rabies


"I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts spends the most time at the top of the US charts


Cheers, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, and Fame premiere



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